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Jan. 9, 2014
junya
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I am, and have been since 1991, the coach of the Osan AB, Korea men's softball team. As of 1 JAN 2013, total non-support from the military started for both varsity and intramural sports ... across the board.

Because of this we had to totally fund ourselves last year with practically no way to earn our own funds. Anyone who played or been around the military knows how difficult, if not downright impossible, it is to earn monies on a military installation.

Anyway, we were lucky last season and were able to run the intramural softball leagues here on Osan, do the umpiring ourselves, and made enough funds to keep our varsity team participating in the Korea Post/Base Travel League.

I read on the site about possibilites of various vendors providing "sample" or "test" items ... and we are most interested in acquiring the new 52/300 softballs. The Army, who runs the varsity league here in Korea, has determined that the 52/300 softball will be the only ball allowed in our varous tournaments/jamborees ... and of course, Osan only has about 1000 or the McGregor X-100 44/375 balls ... so they will definitely NOT purchase any other balls until these are gone.

With uniforms, league participation fees, billeting, rental cars (licensed to go on both Army and AF installations) and now softballs among the items we have to provide for ourselves, the total amount of funds necessary is getting very high.

If anyone knows how we could get our hands of some softballs ... free or with a nice discount ... please let me know

Also, we have a tax exempt number under Osan Softball Group all set up should we ever run across someone, or some business, who would like to donate to help maintain the varsity softball program here at Osan.

Personal messages can be sent to robwaddle@pobox.com

Please accept my apology if this is an improper post ... as I said, I am brand new to this site.

Rob Waddle
Osan Coach
1991-present
Jan. 10, 2014
SALSAKID49
Men's 55
101 posts
Rob.. great info to share, I played leagues and tourneys in the US Navy 25 years ago.. back then $$ support was not problem times have changed.

Maybe your Org. can set up a PAYPAL account along with your tax exempt number... Please also try softballfans.com you can find more info and support on there.. best of luck
Go NAVY.. ;)
Jan. 10, 2014
Eurskine
Men's 50
56 posts
Good morning ROB...

I forwarded your comments to a friend of mine that is a Worth Rep...you should be getting an EMAIL soon...Be on the Lookout.Being retired,and coached in the Military,athletics has been on a downward slide for a number of years,so I feel your pain.I do admire your courage in trying to hold the ship together.I will also send it to a few other organizations as well....Hold on to the Flight Line,Help is on the way.
Jan. 10, 2014
Graphite
17 posts
Mr. Eurk,If you get up a "care pkg." for ROB,I'll throw in for a couple of dozen.I'll stay tuned..
Jan. 10, 2014
Eurskine
Men's 50
56 posts
Thanks Graphite...The friend that I referenced is a Worth Rep here in the Southeast....i also sent a message to my Miken Rep in Minnesota...if these contacts can not help my man, i will surely let you know.My email address is eurskine@aol.com..... He will get the items in question (52/300 balls),before the season start.
Jan. 11, 2014
Perl
86 posts
Coach Rob

Please contact these three with your story and hopefully they can help you out.

ASD AD Starr
1.800.487.2448
Info@adstarr.com

Anaconda Sports
1.800.327.0074
customerservice@anacondasports.com

The Old Scout (post your msg)
www.theoldscout.com
The Old Scout has many sponsors, teams and indiduals, hopefully you will get some responses

Good luck, I played in Korea back in 1974, TDC, 2nd Infantry Division, by the DMZ
Jan. 12, 2014
Wes
Men's 65
306 posts
can someone tell me what doz of 52/300 cost
Jan. 12, 2014
Eurskine
Men's 50
56 posts
Gentleman, my name is Eurskine Lyons,Retired US Army. I am in contact with the coach from Korea.We are corresponding through email traffic. As I stated in my comment,I have a friend that is looking into the matter of taking some balls to Korea. The coach and I have been communicating,and my friend,who is a Worth Rep has also reached out to the coach.We will make it happen. My intent on Monday morning is to get a conversation with a few companies,and get back with the coach.If you would like to help on a care package to Korea,I have no problem in taking the lead,if you have any ideas on how to make it work faster,i am open as well.My only plan or concern at this time is to get the 52/300 balls to him as soon as possible. If you have used this particular core ball, what is the best Brand name?If you don't know who I am,I coach the Atlanta Monarchs- Major-50 Squad .My cell# 404-867-6421..MY email address is eurskine@aol.com .
Jan. 13, 2014
Perl
86 posts
Big E, you are the man

You might want to contact Mike, the big cat, Macenko. He might be able to help you with some Evil or Stote balls. He might also have some other contact information.

He can be reached at ph 330.419.0205
email mike@bigcat844.com

Keep us posted on your progress. If you don't get sufficient donations and need to send a "care package, let me know.
Jan. 13, 2014
Eurskine
Men's 50
56 posts
Good news for all....I talked to the A D Starr rep(Kevin) this afternoon...And he is willing to sell the ASA 52/300 balls to me for $46.00 a dozen,and he will ship to OSAN,Korea at his expense.If anyone else other than Graphite and Perl,that would like to assist in getting this CARE PACKAGE together let me know by cell 404-867-6421... My plans are to get 6 dozen of the composite 52/300...to him. Just let me know...I pay..he will ship directly to the final destination.Please respond as soon as you can.
Jan. 13, 2014
Perl
86 posts
Eurskine

I'll get with you Saturday and make a donation.

Hopefully others, especially vets, will also help the guys in Korea out.

Thanks for taking the lead on this and see you in Montgomery.
Jan. 14, 2014
Graphite
17 posts
Mr. Eurk,My check for 2 doz. is in the mail.Got to go,the fish are biting!Take care of your bad self.........
Jan. 15, 2014
GeHall44
Men's 55
92 posts
Sent a dozen balls through Eurskine and Kevin to the guys in Korea. Gave me a tingly feeling inside. Try it guys and experience that same feeling. Rob, Eurskine, Kevin and all the men at OSAN - Thanks for all you do!
Jan. 15, 2014
Eurskine
Men's 50
56 posts
George, Thank you very much..and to Mr. Graphite...Thank you very much.I talked to Perl,he will get back with me Saturday,and monday i will call Kevin and close the Loop.The shipment of 6 dozen plus will be enroute no later than tuesday/wednesday of next week..For that i say thank you to all.Additionally Rob has been getting letters and under the Radar support from other Companies/Organizations.The "Care Package" drive for the Osan Softball Group ,will be greatly appreciated by the Group..and my personal THANKS to Kevin at AD STARR.
Jan. 18, 2014
Perl
86 posts
Big E

My Pensacola guys came through with a nice donation for Coach Rob and the boys in Korea.

Thanks for taking the lead on this and I know the fellas will appreciate your efforts.

See you soon
Jan. 18, 2014
Eurskine
Men's 50
56 posts
Mr. Perlman

Sometimes thank you is not enough... to show the deep appreciation for your worthy efforts.Please extend my gratitude to your Pensacola guys.I will be calling Kevin Monday Morning to get the package together.My Thanks also go to Graphite and George Hall ...,The guys in Korea will get this and they will remember you for your deeds.I will shoot an email to the coach in Korea,and let him know that the balls are enroute.....
Jan. 18, 2014
Graphite
17 posts
Way to go men.This gets the season off to a good start.
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